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  • Posted July 5, 2011

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    Excellent review with plenty of practice problems

    I can't comment on the quality of this book in comparison to other books for math prep, as I used this one almost exclusively. I worked through the entire book, skipping or skimming nothing, and would recommend the same approach for others. Do everything. I took my time; I learn math best when I work through it carefully and practice until it's almost second nature. I found the huge number of geometry practice problems (120) especially helpful, as I took geometry in my first year of high school and am now a couple years out of college already. I only took two math classes in college, of which only one (Discrete Maths) was useful at all in my prep, since it gave me background on combinations, permutations, and probability questions.

    There were some errors, particularly in the latter half of the book (in one, for example, the question quoted in the answers section was nearly opposite to the question that had been asked, so the answer given was incorrect). And some of the chapters were not written as thoroughly or concisely or clearly as others; it's clear that different chapters had different authors. However, considering the material covered and the number of problems in the book, the quality is excellent. And if you can catch the book out on its errors, that's probably a good sign of how well prepared you are for the real test. ;)

    When I first took a diagnostic test, from the Barron's general prep book, I scored 560Q and 760V; I ran out of time on the quantitative section, in addition to getting several wrong. On ETS's PowerPrep software the day before the test, I scored 800Q and 760V--this proved the closest prediction for me. A second Barron's diagnostic gave me 700Q, 760V. And on the real thing, I earned a 780Q and 760V. (Yes, I'm quite consistent on the Verbal section, it seems. I chock it up to four years' prep as a philosophy major; a couple months of vocab work can't do much in the face of that, I guess.)

    I've always been pretty good at math, but I freeze up if I'm out of practice on a particular subject. This book covered everything I needed it to, with enough practice of enough variety to bring me to a 780 on the Quantitative section, in spite of my shaky nerves. I know the GRE will switch to the new format within a month, but I would highly recommend this book, even so--it's a tried-and-true guide that will continue to be useful while publishers are working out the kinks in their material for the new test. Even beyond that, it will remain a good source of extra practice problems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2010

    I love this book

    I have to say that I love this book. I took a Princeton Review GRE class. I started off with a 610 on the math section. When I was finished with the class, I was getting about a 650 on the practice tests. I have been working through the Math Bible to get a more rigorous treatment of the problems. I took the Powerprep test today and got a 750. I have to admit that the Nova book does things at a much deeper level then the other stuff I have looked at.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 12, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2011

    Best out of all of the math GRE books

    This book is the best of all the GRE books... to get a great score I recommend getting this book and the Kaplan advanced math workbook. This book is the most thorough account of all the concepts needed on quantitative portion of the GRE while Kaplan's is a good review of important concepts.

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    Posted October 21, 2010

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